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Our mission is to transform the way farming is done in Puerto Rico. We envision a caribbean region where agriculture is consistent with resilient communities and respectful of the environment -soil, air and water.

Board of Directors
  • Miguel Marxuach

    Co-Founder | CEO - legal information business | Administration | Finance | Operations | Orocovis, PR
  • Yolanda Hernández

    Farmer | Founder Organización Boricuá | Educator | Community Leader | Business Administration | Government | Utuado, PR
  • Rafael Ortiz

    Private Equity | Financing | Health | Managing Director at MoonSail Capital | San Juan, PR
Advisors
  • Yanna Muriel

    Co-Founder | Farmer | Teacher | Utuado, PR
  • Norysell Massanet

    Farmer | Teacher | Cabo Rojo, PR
  • Myrna Rivera

    Social Impact Investing | San Juan, PR
Projects
  • Food, Climate and Equity: The Federal Farm Bill and Puerto Rico

    Date Friday, May 24, 2024, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Place: Colegio de Arquitectos en Santurce, Puerto Rico
    Themes: Food and Agriculture | Land and Advocacy | Rural Development and Natural Resources | Nutrition - NAP & SNAP

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  • Puerto Rico Regional Food Business Center:

    Coordination | Technical assistance | Capacity building.
    The Regional Food Business Center in Puerto Rico aims to strengthen the local food production and distribution chain and to develop alternative food systems. We focus on historically underserved small and medium farmers, ranchers and food-related businesses. This initiative allows for Puerto Rico to be part of the Islands and Remote Areas region of the USDA Regional Food Business Centers program, along with the US Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and Alaska.

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  • Strategic Alliance with RAFI:

    Advocacy | Equity | Justice | Environment | NRCS & FSA \ Caribbean Network for Food and Agriculture.
  • Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program:

    Land, Capital, and Market Access Program for small and medium sized businesses and farming or food programs in historically underserved communities.
  • Farmers Markets Promotion & Marketing initiative:

    Media/ Local & Social Economy. Supporting the growth of agro-ecological markets - Old San Juan, Santurce, Hato Rey, Aguadilla, Ponce & Rincon, PR
  • Camposofia Community Center:

    Education | Arts and Music | Agriculture | Community | Waldorf-inspired Curriculum | Utuado, PR
  • La Botica de la Tierra:

    Agroforestry/Silvopasture System Design/Regenerative model.
    Fermentation Workshops, Educational Tours and Volunteer Opportunities | Cabo Rojo, PR

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  • Farmer to Farmer Conference:

    Peer to Peer Learning/Networking/ Sustainability/Food Sovereignty.
    Bringing farmers together, Seed exchange and Finding a Common Direction | Guánica, PR

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  • Food, Climate and Equity: The Federal Farm Bill and Puerto Rico

    Date Friday, May 24, 2024, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Place: Colegio de Arquitectos en Santurce, Puerto Rico
    Themes: Food and Agriculture | Land and Advocacy | Rural Development and Natural Resources | Nutrition - NAP & SNAP

    VIEW PROJECT →

  • Puerto Rico Regional Food Business Center:

    Coordination | Technical assistance | Capacity building.
    The Regional Food Business Center in Puerto Rico aims to strengthen the local food production and distribution chain and to develop alternative food systems. We focus on historically underserved small and medium farmers, ranchers and food-related businesses. This initiative allows for Puerto Rico to be part of the Islands and Remote Areas region of the USDA Regional Food Business Centers program, along with the US Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and Alaska.

    VIEW PROJECT →

  • Strategic Alliance with RAFI:

    Advocacy | Equity | Justice | Environment | NRCS & FSA \ Caribbean Network for Food and Agriculture.
  • Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program:

    Land, Capital, and Market Access Program for small and medium sized businesses and farming or food programs in historically underserved communities.
  • Farmers Markets Promotion & Marketing initiative:

    Media/ Local & Social Economy. Supporting the growth of agro-ecological markets - Old San Juan, Santurce, Hato Rey, Aguadilla, Ponce & Rincon, PR
  • Camposofia Community Center:

    Education | Arts and Music | Agriculture | Community | Waldorf-inspired Curriculum | Utuado, PR
  • La Botica de la Tierra:

    Agroforestry/Silvopasture System Design/Regenerative model.
    Fermentation Workshops, Educational Tours and Volunteer Opportunities | Cabo Rojo, PR

    VIEW PROJECT →

  • Farmer to Farmer Conference:

    Peer to Peer Learning/Networking/ Sustainability/Food Sovereignty.
    Bringing farmers together, Seed exchange and Finding a Common Direction | Guánica, PR

    VIEW PROJECT →

Board of Directors
  • Miguel Marxuach

    Co-Founder | CEO - legal information business | Administration | Finance | Operations | Orocovis, PR
  • Yolanda Hernández

    Farmer | Founder Organización Boricuá | Educator | Community Leader | Business Administration | Government | Utuado, PR
  • Rafael Ortiz

    Private Equity | Financing | Health | Managing Director at MoonSail Capital | San Juan, PR
Advisors
  • Yanna Muriel

    Co-Founder | Farmer | Teacher | Utuado, PR
  • Norysell Massanet

    Farmer | Teacher | Cabo Rojo, PR
  • Myrna Rivera

    Social Impact Investing | San Juan, PR
“Transforming the way we farm” · Alliance for Agriculture @ 501(c)3 non-profit corporation

What we believe?

What we believe?

We are focused on facilitating a steady and sustained flow of resources and attention to grassroot agricultural and community projects. We bring a systemic perspective working to regenerate communities around ecological agriculture and promoting a just economic framework. We believe that transforming the agricultural sector, including urban farms and gardens, is essential to building an equitable society.

Values

  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Food Security and Sovereignty
  • Community Participation
  • Place-based Efforts
  • Equity, Agency and Education
  • Resiliency and Sustainability

Objectives

  • Amplifying the local agricultural sector by supporting small farmers and processors, farmers markets and community organizations.
  • Promoting a transition from industrial to regenerative agriculture practices
  • Working with distribution channels to insert ecological produce into a broader market.
  • Raise awareness around food
“Transforming the way we farm” · Alliance for Agriculture @ 501(c)3 non-profit corporation

Why are we doing this?

Why are we
doing this?

The Alliance for Agriculture came to be from ideas and conversations with farmers while working on the Regrow Fund for Visitrico after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico back in September of 2017.

It was undeniable that the ecological farming sector was not in the government’s radar; it was evident that they needed to hear the sector’s collective and loud voice. The sector was at a disadvantage; for it to thrive, like any other economic sector, it needed seed economic and technical support. In order to direct resources toward projects in a consistent and sustained manner, operational and structural capacity needed to be built. We realized that in Puerto Rico only a handful of organizations had the operational focus and administrative skills required to receive an incoming flow of resources.

Experienced farmers, administrators, financiers, economists and advocacy experts have joined forces and today we have the Alliance for Agriculture Corp., a 501(c)3 non profit organization, designed as a permanent vehicle with the mission to transform the way agriculture is done in Puerto Rico.

“Transforming the way we farm” · Alliance for Agriculture @ 501(c)3 non-profit corporation

How to support us?

How to support us?

Interested in becoming an Alliance sponsor? Have an ongoing project or are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Write or call us!

Postal address

Po Box 9024096, SJ, PR 00902